WII Dehra Dun Recruits Biodiversity Project Scientists/Subject Matter Specialists/Fellows/Intern ~ helpBIOTECH

09 April 2018

WII Dehra Dun Recruits Biodiversity Project Scientists/Subject Matter Specialists/Fellows/Intern

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Advt. No. (No. WII/NTCA/KR/KBLP/2013-14/014) 

Engagement of Project Scientists, Subject Matter Specialists, Project Fellows, Communication Specialist and Project Interns 

For the Project ‘Development of Landscape Management Plan and Monitoring with reference to Ken-Betwa River Link Project in Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh’ 

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is a premier autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of teaching, training and research. The WII wishes to engage following posts for the project ‘Development of Landscape Management Plan and Monitoring with reference to Ken-Betwa River Link Project in Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh’. 

Post Code: PTR101 

Post Name: Project Scientists 

No of Post: 02 

Monthly Emolument Rs 54,000/- Plus admissible allowances 

Essential Qualifications (EQ) Ph.D. Degree in Wildlife Science/Life Sciences/ Geoinformatics/ Fisheries/ Environmental Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Economics, from a recognized university. 

Desirable Qualifications (DQ) Experience/Expertise in the area of land-cover modeling and spatial statistics, landscape analyses and preparation of management plan, stream ecology and flow assessment, stake-holder analyses and consultations, socio-economic analyses, project coordination meetings/workshops and reporting. 

Scope of Work 

(1) Biologist/Sociologist to coordinate and implement field data collection, synthesis, field reporting, and stakeholders consultation, and 
(2) Landscape Ecologist/GIS Specialist to manage spatial database and provide regular technical support for project execution, writing of periodic reports and development of landscape management plan. 

Duration One Year likely to be extended for Two Years 

Age 34 years 

Post Code: PTR102 

Post Name: Subject Matter Specialists 

No of Post: 04 Monthly Emolument Rs 60,000/- Plus admissible allowances 

Essential Qualifications (EQ) Ph.D. Degree in Wildlife Science/ Forestry/ Life Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Economics from a recognized university and 10 years of experience in ecological/sociological assessment; or superannuated forest officer with forest/ wildlife management planning experiences/ community engagement. 

Desirable Qualifications (DQ) Experience/expertise in terrestrial biodiversity assessment, aquatic biodiversity assessment, stakeholder consultation and management, human-wildlife interface issues, planning protect areas and conservation/community reserves, and policy formulations. 

Scope of Work Specialist inputs in (1) designing of landscape management plan, stakeholder consultations, legislative considerations, (2) socio-economic projections, ecosystem services, (3) Multi-taxa assessment and spatial prioritization and (4) stream ecology and water resource management. 

Duration 06 Months 

Age No age limit Preference will be given to the candidates who have experience in the landscape or in the specific subject areas. 

Post Code: PTR103 

Post Name: Project Fellows (Office) 

No of Post: 08 

Fellowship per month Rs 28,000/- Plus admissible allowances 

Essential Qualifications (EQ) Masters’ Degree in Wildlife Science/ Botany/ Zoology/ Forestry/ Life Science/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ Geography/ Geo-informatics/ Social Sciences/ Statistics/ Commerce/ from a recognized university. 

Desirable Qualifications (DQ) Domain knowledge and one-year field experience in movement ecology of large carnivores, vulture and crocodiles and assessment of diversity/richness of flora, avifauna and insects. Hands-on experiences in Occupancy sampling; Camera trapping; Distance sampling; Vegetation quantification; Remote Sensing and GIS tools; Radio-telemetry; sampling in aquatic/steam system. Domain knowledge and one-year experience in Socio-economic survey for participatory management, ecosystem services and economic evaluation. 

Scope of Work Investigation on movement ecology of (1) tiger including landscape analyses to map corridors, satellite cores and connectivity modeling (involving 20 VHF/GPS collared tiger);(2) biology of vultures including breeding and movement patterns, and habitat/nesting suitability modeling in the landscape (involving 40 GPS/satellite tagged vultures); multi-taxa survey of richness and abundance of (3) plants, (4) birds and (5) mammals; (6) assessment of river flow and related biodiversity values; (7) landscape/riverscape characterization looking into landscape, class and patch metrics, vulnerability and spatial prioritization; (8) socio-economic survey of the people, and assessment of ecosystem service and forest-people interface. 

Duration One Year likely to be extended for Two Years 

Age 28 years 

Post Code: PTR105 

Post Name: Project Interns 

No of Post: 08 Fellowship per month Rs 8,000/- Plus admissible allowances 

Essential Qualifications (EQ) Graduate Degree in Life Science/ Botany/Zoology/Forestry/ Agriculture/ Environmental Sciences/ Biological Sciences/Veterinary Science/Geography/Geo-informatics/ Social Sciences/ Statistics/ Commerce/ from a recognized university. 

Desirable Qualifications (DQ) Experience/interest in field sampling of terrestrial and aquatic system, and sociological attributes, telemetry, spatial analysis and stakeholder consultations/workshops 

Scope of Work Support the Project Scientists and Project Fellows in executing field sampling of terrestrial and aquatic system, and sociological attributes, telemetry, spatial analysis and stakeholder consultations/workshops. 

Duration One Year likely to be extended for Two Years 

Age 28 years 

Location of Project Site: Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh and the Landscape Area in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh 

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